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Formative & summative assessment

Formative assessment doesn't normally contribute to a module's mark. It provides students with feedback to enable them to improve their learning and performance prior to completing a formally assessed piece of summative work. Thus, summative assessment normally describes any piece of work that contributes towards a module mark or grade.  

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  • Centre for the Development of Teaching and Learning
  • Personal Development Planning

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